These are the 5 basketball players who are able to pull off a No-Jump Dunk, which means dunking without even hardly jumping. They are 7'7 (2.31m) Kenny George, 7'6 (2.28m) Mamadou N'Diaye, 7'9 (2.36m) Sun Ming Ming, 7'8 (2.34m) Paul Sturgess, and 7'5 (2.26m) Tacko Fall.
In the 1940s, dunks weren’t a big part of basketball. Nobody celebrated a slam. Basketball was three decades away from the first dunk contest. But Kurland was the first player to dunk in a basketball game. During the 1940s and '50s, 7-foot center and Olympic Gold Medalist Bob Kurland was dunking regularly during games. Still, by the late 1950s and early '60's players such as Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain had incorporated the move into their offensive arsenal. The dunk became a fan-favorite, as offensive players began to aggressively intimidate defenders with the threat of vicious slams. Through the 1970s, the slam dunk was standard fare; David Thompson, Julius Erving, Darryl Dawkins, and others wowed crowds with high-flying moves.
Some facts about these 5 basketball players who did the no-jump dunks:-
1) Kenny George is an American retired basketball player. He played for the University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs from 2006 to 2008. Back in In October 2008, George had his right foot partly amputated due to a health issue called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. George came back from retirement and recovery, and played in 4 games for the Tuři Svitavy team of the NBL of the Czech Republic, back in March 2011.
2) Mamadou N'Diaye who currently plays for University of California Irvine, and remained undrafted until now. He now plays for the Golden State Warriors Development League Team. He has been compared with NBA players such as Yao Ming, and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert in terms of wingspan and flexibility.
After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, N'Diaye joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On October 22, 2016, he signed with the Detroit Pistons, but was waived later that afternoon. On October 30, he was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Pistons. He was later waived by Grand Rapids on November 10, prior to the start of the regular season.
3) Sun Ming Ming is currently the tallest professional basketball player in the world, and was measured by the Guinness World Records as 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m) tall. He appeared in a fight scene in Rush Hour 3 alongside Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, playing his role as "Kung-Fu Giant".
Sun Ming Ming came to the United States in early 2005 to train for a possible career in the NBA, and had a tryout with the Los Angeles Lakers, but was not selected in the draft. In 2005, Sun discovered that he had a benign brain tumor attached to his pituitary gland that was stimulating the over-production of growth hormone known as acromegaly. Because he had neither health insurance nor enough money to pay for the more than $100,000 in medical bills, his agent started a fundraising/donation campaign to raise the necessary funds. The tumor was successfully removed on September 26, 2005.
Sun played with several American minor league teams such as the USBL team Dodge City Legend, the ABA team Maryland Nighthawks, and the IBL team Grand Rapids Flight. He was also drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters in 2007, being the tallest player in their history to be drafted by them, but he'd never play for them.
In 2009 he returned to China to play for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), and became a member of the 2012 and 2014 CBA Finals championship winning teams.
4) Paul Sturgess is best known as "Tiny" in the Harlem Globetrotters team. He played for the Harlem Globetrotters from 2011-2013, and later signed with Texas Legends till 2014. He is currently playing professional basketball for Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League.
On November 1 2013, Sturgess was selected by the Springfield Armor in the third round of the 2013 NBA Development League Draft. On 4 November 2013, he was traded to the Texas Legends where he played for the rest of the season. On November 19 2014, he was signed by Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League.
5) Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall, or best known as "Tacko Fall" currently plays for University of Central Florida, and hopes to enter into the NBA scene in 2 years time. He had previously lived with 2016 NBA Draft No.1 pick, Ben Simmons for a year in Houston, Texas. Tacko had trained with both Ben Simmons and Hakeem Olajuwon during his college days.
Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, Fall moved from Senegal to the United States at age 16. Initially, he played soccer and had no interest in basketball. Fall has aspirations of becoming an engineer for electronic companies such as Siemens or Microsoft, which currently makes a future in professional basketball unclear.
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